Any recommendations for underrated classics?Any recommendations for underrated classics? Mei #recommend #classics
Anything by Thomas Hardy. Ive spent the last few years reading through all the books you’re supposed to read before you die; I’ve found I personally don’t like most “classics.” But Hardy writes the anti-classics. I couldn’t guess the plots and really enjoyed the writing style
@Annalee Tess of the D’Urbervilles ?
@Annalee I adored Far From the Madding Crowd!
Sounds like my kind of writer! Thanks for the suggestions
@Annalee oh my god I’ve found my people!! Yes yes, all Thomas Hardy!! They’re heartbreaking and amazing and everything and I love them and can not recommend them enough.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
If On A Winters Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
Anything William S. Burroughs.
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy and Maurice by E.M. Forster are two of my favorite classics. Also if you haven’t read Beloved then idk what you’re DOING w your life!
Also Doestoevsky isn’t exactly underrated but if you haven’t read him you’re in for a treat! Crime and Punishment is my fave with a CLOSE second being The Idiot
North and south by Elizabeth Gaskell. John Thornton is the only example (that I’ve read) in British Literature who is truly a self made man. Fascinating character.
Natalie Fontana I second this! A great read, and in my opinion the mini series is a great watch as well!
Given what happened today… The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo. ❤️
It’s not really underrated but my favorite classic has always been Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Watership Down. Never seems to pop up on reading lists or lists of ‘classics,’ but it’s my favorite
It’s not underrated, it’s just not recommended enough: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
I love Wilkie Collins and Anne Radcliffe. If you like gothic work, you’ll love them!
I super second Wilkie. He was a *genious*
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
@Kathleen THIS A MILLIONS TIMES
@Kathleen the movie version with Laurence Olivier is good too from 1940.
@Meg one of my favorites!! The meme about it always makes me mad because it’s taken wildly out of context. ?
Phantom of the Opera ?
The famos five
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton